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Wanted: 2017 Summer Intern – Student Registered Veterinary Technologist

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2017 Summer Intern - Student Registered Veterinary Technologist

Full-time (37.5 hrs/week) Contract Position starting in June 2017

Supervised by the Medical Manager

Start date: June 2017 (for up to 16 weeks)  |  Hour rate: $15.50/hour


POSITION SUMMARY: Student RVT will provide exceptional patient care and will work under the direct supervision of a RVT and DVM in surgery (preparation, monitoring, and recovery), dentistry, radiology (digital and dental), emergency medicine, pathology and laboratory sampling and handling.

ABOUT US: ALBERTA ANIMAL RESCUE CREW SOCIETY  is a registered non-profit charity with a mission to improve the lives of animals by rescuing and rehoming abandoned and abused animals. We help over 2500 animals a year and provide much needed programs to our community including: Spay/Neuter Assistance, Humane Education, and Emergency/Disaster Response. Our Safe Haven facility and Animal Hospital is located in Calgary and is a temporary and quarantine holding facility for many animals as they transition to a new life. It is also our head office for operation. This facility supports our vast foster home and volunteer network.

ABOUT YOU: This position best suits someone who has a genuine interest in and concern for the well-being of animals and demonstrates empathy and compassion for all animals.  The role will include a variety of tasks related to the care and maintenance of animals, including but not limited to examining and monitor health of animals, administering medications and treatments, collecting samples and perform diagnostic testing, preparing animals for surgery, assisting lead veterinarian during surgeries and providing post-operative care of animals. Candidates must possess good verbal and written communication skills, including a moderate level of computer software proficiency. The position requires some heavy lifting, pushing and pulling which would require an individual with ability to maintain a level of fitness.

QUALIFICATION:

  • Was registered as a full-time student during the preceding academic year
  • Intends to return to school on a full-time basis as student in RVT program during the next academic year
  • Student in secondary, post-secondary, or technical program related to RVT
  • Is a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under Immigration & Refugee Protection Act.

Apply Now:  Interested Candidates should forward a cover letter and resume to Ariana Lenz, Medical Manager at medicalmanager@aarcs.ca before midnight May 12th, 2017. Only the successful candidates will be contacted for screening

Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

AARCS is an equal opportunity employer. We invite all suitable candidates to forward their application in confidence. We regret that only the best qualified candidates will be contacted for screening. Thank you in advance for your interest.

AARCS Summer Intern (RVT) - Job Posting (2017)

 

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Wanted: 2017 Summer Intern – Shelter Attendant

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2017 Summer Intern – Shelter Attendant

Full-time (40hr/week) Contract Position starting in June 2017

Supervised by the Volunteer Manager

Start date: June 2017 (9 weeks internship)   |   Monday-Friday: 8am-5pm  |  Hour rate: $15/hour


POSITION SUMMARY: The role of the Summer Intern is to support the AARCS staff and volunteers in maintaining a clean, safe and healthy facility for the volunteers and animals and providing administrative support.

ABOUT US: ALBERTA ANIMAL RESCUE CREW SOCIETY  is a registered non-profit charity with a mission to improve the lives of animals by rescuing and rehoming abandoned and abused animals. We help over 2500 animals a year and provide much needed programs to our community including: Spay/Neuter Assistance, Humane Education, and Emergency/Disaster Response. Our Safe Haven facility and Animal Hospital is located in Calgary and is a temporary and quarantine holding facility for many animals as they transition to a new life. It is also our head office for operation. This facility supports our vast foster home and volunteer network.

ABOUT YOU: This position best suits someone who has a genuine interest in and concern for the well-being of animals and demonstrates empathy and compassion for all animals.  The role will include a variety of tasks, some physical labor, including at times working directly with the cats and dogs. Other duties as assigned could include office administrative work, cleaning, assisting with events, sorting donations, etc. Candidates must possess good verbal and written communication skills, including a moderate level of office software proficiency. The position requires some heavy lifting, pushing and pulling which would require an individual with ability to maintain a level of fitness.

QUALIFICATION:

  • Between age of 17 and 30
  • Was registered as a full-time student during the preceding academic year
  • Intends to return to school on a full-time basis during the next academic year
  • Student in secondary, post-secondary, vocational or technical program
  • Is a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under Immigration & Refugee Protection Act.

Apply Now:  Interested Candidates should forward a cover letter and resume to Rachel Howard, Volunteer Manager at volunteer@aarcs.ca before midnight May 12th, 2017. Only the successful candidates will be contacted for screening.

Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

AARCS is an equal opportunity employer. We invite all suitable candidates to forward their application in confidence. We regret that only the best qualified candidates will be contacted for screening. Thank you in advance for your interest.

AARCS Summer Intern – Job Posting (2017)

 

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Featured Volunteer: Melissa Brathwaite

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AARCS Featured Volunteer:

Melissa Brathwaite

A word from Melissa:

I absolutely love AARCS in every way.  From the moment I first did the orientation I realized there was this feeling of fullness in my heart, a sense of belonging and a feeling of comrodery towards a common goal to save as many lives possible no matter the obstacles.  I am so thankful to be a part of the most amazing group of people I have ever met, who show me daily that we can make such a great difference and there are no limits to what can be achieved.  I never knew before I volunteered and fostered how life changing it could be for us to see these animals blossom into happy healthy successful lives.  I have always loved animals, but now that love and passion makes a difference.  We have been lucky enough as a family to find through fostering for AARCS the most perfect fit of a dog in our home, he helps us with every foster , he helps them to transition and learn in our home.  As well a young cat that brings unending laughter and joy each and every day.  Thank you AARCS for always being the voice of the voiceless and ensuring so many animals have a happily ever after.  Cheers too many more fulfilling years growing with this wonderful organization.
 
Thank you
Melissa B.
AARCS Volunteer and Foster Home

A word from our Volunteer Manager:

We are so grateful to have Melissa as part of the AARCS Family. Over the years, she has been involved in a number of areas, including fostering a number of dogs and cats, being a part of our Cat Caregiver team here in the shelter, and assisting with planning large AARCS fundraising initiatives.
In addition to that, both her and her husband have been incredibly involved in assisting us with the completion of our new building. They have both spent countless hours putting their professional painting skills to use (which we are incredibly thankful for as green paint is very unforgiving!).
Melissa, thank you so much for always keeping a smile on your face and for staying positive, even when the situation is less than ideal. Thank you for all of the love you have shown to each and every animal who has crossed your path.
Keep up the great work!
Rachel Howard
Volunteer Manager

 

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New AARCS Sneak-a-Peek

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We want you to come for a sneak-peek at the new AARCS facility so that you can see where your donation is going and how it will help more animals now and for years to come! What do you say?!

HERE IS WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW!

WHAT:
 NEW AARCS HOME + VETERINARY CLINIC SNEAK-A-PEAK!
WHEN:
  APRIL 1, 2017 between 11am – 3pm, THIS SATURDAY!
WHERE:
 The NEW AARCS Safe Haven, 5060 74 Ave SE, CALGARY
We will be doing guided tours throughout the day to show you around! In addition, we’re planning a grand opening during the second quarter of 2017 and we hope you will be able to join us on this joyous occasion.

CHECK OUT THIS TRANSFORMATION SO FAR!


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DONATE TODAY!

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Double Donation Match!

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DOUBLE DONATION MATCH CAMPAIGN!


Long time supporter of  animal welfare initiatives and dedicated donor, Heather Waddell will DOUBLE YOUR GIFT to help CHANGE THE LIVES OF ANIMALS!

She has generously committed to MATCH your donations up to $20,000!


This means that for every DOLLAR you DONATE, AARCS will get $2!

This will get us to our GOAL OF $40,000!


Your contribution will help fill our NEW AARCS’ VETERINARY HOSPITAL with essential life saving equipment!Donate Now!

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• Anesthesia System

• Autoclave and Ultrasonic Cleaner

• Defibrillator

• Centrifuge and Blood Analyzers

• Diagnostic Equipment

• Monitoring Equipment

• Surgery Table (x2)

• IV Pump and Pole

• Exam and Surgery Lighting

• Wet Table / Treatment Table

• Exam Tables

• Emergency Kit

• X-Ray Machine

• Isolation and Recovery Kennels


YOUR GIFT WILL CHANGE THE LIVES OF ANIMALS!

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Wanted: Registered Veterinary Technologist

Registered Veterinary Technologist

Full-time starting in May 2017

Looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Registered Veterinary Technologist seeking a career in Shelter Medicine.


ABOUT US: ALBERTA ANIMAL RESCUE CREW SOCIETY is a registered non-profit charity located in Calgary, Alberta facilitating over 3,000 animal adoptions each year and providing numerous community support programs across the province, including Disaster Response, Emergency Medical Care, Emergency Foster Care, and Spay/Neuter Assistance Program. Our mission is Changing Lives Through Kindness. In 2017, AARCS is moving the shelter to a new location, which will include a 3,000 square foot veterinary hospital. This role is responsible for the ensuring all animals within AARCS are provided with the best possible medical care. This includes treatment, diagnostics and surgery.

ABOUT YOU: As an RVT you are a confident technician with exceptional time-management and organizational skills. You have exceptional patient care standards and are very compassionate. You have the ability to work in a fast paced environment and have both a love for animals and a good understanding of shelter medicine. You are positive, friendly, and approachable. You work well in a team environment. You are confident, with an intuitive ability to understand animal health as a top priority. You love working with animals and take pride in helping less fortunate animals. You take great personal satisfaction in your work. You are flexible and are able to work some evenings or weekends to accommodate intake at the shelter.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Genuine interest in animal welfare and shelter medicine.
  2. Registered RVT in the province of Alberta and member in good standing with ABVMA.
  3. Preferred minimum of 2 years experience.
  4. Be comfortable handling both cats and dogs. This includes feral cats and shy, timid or reactive dogs.
  5. Maintain highest standard of care in a fast paced, high volume environment.
  6. Confident and diligent in surgical preparation, patient monitoring and recovery for various surgical procedures.
  7. Confident in surgery, radiology (digital and dental), dentistry, emergency medicine, laboratory sampling and handling, exceptional patient care and a good understanding of infectious disease.
  8. Highly developed cooperation, collaboration and problem-solving skills.

Apply Now:  Qualified candidates should provide a cover letter speaking directly to the requirements list along with a current resume to the attention of Ariana Lenz, Medical Manager before April 15, 2017.

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Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

AARCS is an equal opportunity employer. We invite all suitable candidates to forward their application in confidence. We regret that only the best qualified candidates will be contacted for screening. Thank you in advance for your interest.

AARCS – Job Posting – RVT (2017)

 

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Light Up Donation Match!

DOUBLE YOUR IMPACT with YOUR DONATION!


Dr. Audrey Remedios, who is a long time supporter and incredible veterinary surgeon has proposed an offer to help AARCS raise funds. She has committed to match your donations up to $10,000. This means that for every dollar you donate, AARCS will get $2!

This will get us to our goal of $20,000 to purchase surgical lighting for our NEW AARCS VETERINARY HOSPITAL!!!


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“The project for a veterinary hospital is essential and will allow the organization to continue to help hundreds of animals, reducing animal homelessness and improving our community. The project will drastically reduce costs for the organization allowing them to have an even bigger impact.”

— Dr. Audrey Remedios 

B.Sc, DVM, DACVS

 


 

Bronco_surglightYou can light up an AARCS animals’ life by contributing to the cost of the surgical lighting for our new Veterinary Clinic. Animals just like Bronco, who required an orthopedic surgery as a result of massive trauma after being hit by a car. This left Bronco with a fractured hip which was very painful and caused him to ‘hop’ from pain and discomfort as he walked. By helping AARCS to acquire professional surgical lighting for our clinic, this type of surgery can be performed in-house saving us enough to do twice as many life changing surgeries!

Please consider giving a donation below to help us provide surgical lighting for animals in need of extensive veterinary care in our new Veterinary Clinic!

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YOUR GIFT WILL CHANGE THE LIVES OF ANIMALS!

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Wanted: Licensed Veterinarian

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Licensed Veterinarian

Full-time starting in May 2017

Looking for an experienced and enthusiastic veterinarian seeking a career in Shelter Medicine.


ABOUT US: ALBERTA ANIMAL RESCUE CREW SOCIETY is a registered non-profit charity located in Calgary, Alberta facilitating over 3,000 animal adoptions each year and providing numerous community support programs across the province, including Disaster Response, Emergency Medical Care, Emergency Foster Care, and Spay/Neuter Assistance Program. Our mission is Changing Lives Through Kindness. In 2017, AARCS is moving the shelter to a new location, which will include a 3,000 square foot veterinary hospital. This role is responsible for the ensuring all animals within AARCS are provided with the best possible medical care. This includes treatment, diagnostics and surgery. ABOUT YOU: The Veterinarian is a confident surgeon with exceptional time-management and organizational skills. Holds the ability to work in a fast paced environment. Having both a love for animals and a good understanding of shelter medicine. You are positive, friendly, and approachable. You work well in a team environment. You are confident with an intuitive ability to understand animal health as a top priority. You love working with animals and take pride in helping less fortunate animals. You take great personal satisfaction in your work. You are flexible and are able to work some evenings or weekends to accommodate intake at the shelter. POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Genuine interest in animal welfare and shelter medicine.
  2. Licensed DVM in the province of Alberta and member in good standing with ABVMA.
  3. Minimum of 5 years experience.
  4. Be comfortable handling both cats and dogs. This includes feral cats and shy, timid or reactive dogs.
  5. Performs high volume sterilization surgeries and other surgical procedures for shelter/foster animals with high level of proficiency and care.
  6. Confident performing various surgical procedures beyond the routine. For example femoral head ostectomy (FHO) and amputations.
  7. Highly developed cooperation, collaboration and problem-solving skills.

Apply Now:  Qualified candidates should forward a cover letter speaking directly to the requirements list with an attached resume to Ariana Lenz, Medical Manager before April 15, 2017.

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Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

AARCS is an equal opportunity employer. We invite all suitable candidates to forward their application in confidence. We regret that only the best qualified candidates will be contacted for screening. Thank you in advance for your interest.

Job Posting – Licensed Veterinarian (2017)

 

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Valentines Challenge

 Join Our Valentine’s Day Challenge!

WE HAVE REACHED OUR $6,000 GOAL FOR OUR  VALENTINE’S DAY CHALLENGE! Total has been added to our over-all Capital Campaign!

We need to purchase two Heart Rate Monitors for our new Veterinary Hospital at a cost of $1,500 each. Cheeko is just one of over 100 animals that AARCS has taken into care so far in 2017. It is incredibly important to AARCS to provide the highest standard of care to each animal brought into our programs. To minimize risk while animals under-go anesthesia for surgery, all animals are monitored closely using tools such as heart monitors.
This is where we could really use your help!


Don’t let their rescued hearts skip a beat this Valentines!
Contribute to the AARCS Doppler Fund (Heart Rate Monitor) for our AARCS Veterinary Hospital!

We hope to raise $3,000 in ONE DAY!

WOW! A GREAT BIG SHOUT OUT to the Spindler Family for covering the cost of our two heart rate monitors! We would like to CHALLENGE everyone to help us by MATCHING THEIR DONATION bringing our NEW Valentine’s Challenge up to $6,000! This will cover the cost of a multi-monitor which will manage all the other vitals!

Every dollar makes a difference and will help us save the lives of so many animals who need us the most!  

*Any funds raised above and beyond this amount will go towards our over-all Capital Campaign fund.

We would like you to meet Cheeko!

“Hi there! The name is Cheeko! When AARCS asked me to share a few words for their Valentine’s Day newsletter, it made me blush. AARCS rescued me at the beginning of January 2017 and I won’t lie, I was in really ruff shape. You know, I came from a place where dogs don’t really stay in the house.  Instead, they stay outside and fend for themselves, like wild animals, which sure wasn’t easy.
Please don’t be fooled by the way I look – all big and buff – ‘cuz deep down I am as soft as an ice cream cone.  Really, I swear! In fact, I was the dog that the other neighborhood dogs picked on and bullied every day. When my rescuers came along, they found me pretty beat up with open sores and old scars all over my body. I wasn’t a pretty sight at all and I wasn’t having much fun, but it was all I had ever known.
These people took me to a place called ‘Safe Haven’, and that’s just what it was. It was so nice to be treated with kindness and compassion.  And then…it happened!  My tail began to wag and I just couldn’t stop it! Not that I wanted to anyway. I wasn’t quite sure what it was, this big, heavy feeling in my chest, but it was something really great that I had never felt before. I think they call it LOVE!  They treated my sores and provided me with comfort, delicious food and a bed to call my own. Soon after, I went to a super foster home and guess what?!  As of last week, some people had that same feeling for me and I have been ADOPTED! If there is a lottery for dogs, this was it and I won…BIG TIME!”
- xo Cheeko 

Cheeko required more than just routine medical care such as vaccines, dewormer, microchip and neuter. This big fella required antibiotics and medicated baths for his open sores and skin infections as well as dental surgery to remove multiple fractured teeth due to past trauma. We are so grateful to be apart of his journey, including his rescue, rehabilitation and helping him find his forever family.
Join us in our mission of
“Changing Lives Through Kindness”
Your kindness is going to allow us to help thousands of homeless animals in Alberta in 2017.

CONNECT with us:
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Dueling Pianos 2017


When:  Thursday April 13, 2017 (Easter long-weekend!)
Time: Doors Open @ 6:30 pm | Pianos Begin @ 8:00 pm
Where: Aussie Rules (1002 37th Street SW, Calgary)
Price: $30 (Ticket includes Appetizers & Live Music)
About: Party the night away for AARCS with live entertainment of Dueling Pianos! Last year’s inaugural event was sold-out and raised over $17,000 for the animals in AARCS’ care!


• Silent Auction, 50/50, Raffles & Drink Specials •

 

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If you are interested in sponsoring AARCS Dueling Pianos, please contact Lindsay Black at Lindsay@aarcs.ca or by phone 403-250-7377.


Thank you to our Title Sponsor

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Thank you to our Gold Sponsor

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Thank you to our Silver Sponsor

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